LFC Comments by Brian Massie, A Watchman on the Wall
Thanks to our Painesville lobbyist for sending us this article. We have done quite a bit of research on the book ‘Gender Queer’. For this book to be included in the summer reading collection for students illustrates exactly how sick our society has become.
When we destroy the family, babies and morality a society will collapse. This is but another decision to destroy our society.
WHO’S PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN?
NOT THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION!
The largest teachers union in America recommended educators include ‘Gender Queer’ in their summer reading
‘Gender Queer’ has courted major controversy among parents for its depictions and descriptions of oral sex, masturbation
The National Education Association (NEA) on Monday recommended that teachers include the controversial book “Gender Queer” on their summer reading lists.
The book was featured in the NEA’s “Great Summer Reads for Educators!” list that showcased 11 books. Among those books are “White Fragility,” a book that insists that White Americans use anger, shame and guilt to avoid taking responsibility for racial inequality.
Other sections included “books to help you forget about work” and “books to celebrate or help you understand Juneteenth.”
Under the “banned books” section, Gender Queer is recommended as a reading.
“Gender Queer” a memoir by Maia Kobabe has been criticized for depicting what appears to be an older man with a younger boy. (Maia Kobabe/Oni Press)
“Gender Queer” has as courted major controversy among America parents for being in public school libraries throughout the U.S. and has been challenged for its depictions and descriptions of oral sex as well as discussions on masturbation.
Fox News Digital previously reported on Gender Queer’s author, Maia Kobabe, defending the sexually explicit graphic images in the memoir during an interview with NPR in January.
“And I honestly think the book is a lot less explicit than it could be,” Kobabe told NPR.
“The topic of gender touches on identity… and it touches on sexuality,” Kobabe continued. “And it’s hard to fully explain I think what like how a gender identity can impact every facet of life as an adult without touching at least a little bit on sexuality. And I wanted to at least not to like shy away from that.”
The book also discusses Kobabe’s journey of self-discovery towards identifying outside the “gender binary.”
This list of books comes after the president of the National Education Association declared that racial and social justice is a “pillar” of the NEA’s efforts.
“For our students to be able to come to school ready to learn every day–We can never think of education as an isolated system because everything connects to our students’ ability to learn. So, we have to necessarily talk about housing justice, food inequality, and the reality that we all just went through a global pandemic together and of course it was the most marginalized communities that were already suffering from the inequities in every single social system in this country and every country.”
“For us at the NEA, education justice must be about racial justice, it must be about social justice, it must be about climate justice. It must be about all of those things,” president Becky Pringle said.
LFC Additional Comments:
Wake up patriots…they mean what they say….